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Twist it once, you're horned and haired;
Twist it twice and fangs are bared;
Twist it thrice? No one has dared!
Russell is sure that the ring he gets at Mr. Elives' shop is just a silly magic trick, but he follows the instructions and twists the ring twice anyway--and becomes a monster!
Includes an author's note.
About the Author
is the author of over 100 books for children and young adults, including the international bestseller My Teacher is an Alien,
the Unicorn Chronicles series, and the much-beloved Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher.
His work has appeared in a dozen languages and won children's choice awards in a dozen states. Before becoming a full time writer Bruce was a teacher, a toymaker, a magazine editor, a gravedigger, and a cookware salesman. He is also the creator of Full Cast Audio, an audiobook company devoted to producing full cast, unabridged recordings of material for family listening and has produced over a hundred audiobooks, directing and/or acting in most of them. Bruce lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife, illustrator and author Katherine Coville. Visit his website at www.brucecoville.com
Katherine Coville is an artist as well as an author. Books she has illustrated include Aliens Ate My Homework and Sarah’s Unicorn, both by written her husband, Bruce Coville. Books she has written include Ivy, The Cottage in the Woods, and Briar, Rose, and Jack. She lives in Syracuse, New York, with a varying assortment of pets and children.
"This lively tale . . . is more than just another story about [Halloween]. . . . It is a good book that will appeal, at any time, to anyone who, like Russell, is 'very fond of monsters.'"—The New York Times Book Review
"The mix of monsters, magic, and Halloween has a built-in appeal."—Booklist
"Bruce Coville's story is a Halloween romp, with Katherine Coville's illustrations revving up the chills and giggles . . . a junior Jekyll and Hyde."—Publishers Weekly
• ABA's Pick of the Lists
• Children's Choice Award Nominee (in four states)
• IRA Children's Choice